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New Era Newspaper Monday February 5, 2018

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6 NEWS Monday, February 5 2018 | NEW ERA Deputy PM ready for work after fatal car crash Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwah says she is in good health and ready to resume work when her leave ends towards the end of this month. Nandi-Ndaitwah, who is also the minister of international relations and cooperation, was involved in a fatal car accident during the festival season, which claimed two lives. She was discharged from hospital on January 4 and is now recovering at home. “I have been informed that the media has been calling, wanting to know the status of my health and it is something that I appreciate because it tells us the nation cares,” Nandi-Ndaitwah said. health on Friday, Nandi-Ndaitwah assured that she is recuperating well and is in good health. She also used the opportunity to express condolences to the families of those victims who lost their lives. She thanked people for the support and prayers they offered while she was hospitalised. Albertina Nakale Windhoek The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has warned that prizegiving awards must not be used to promote merely an examinationdriven system among teachers or schools as it may result in malpractices and non-compliance with national policies. However, she said the education ministry, its partners and all Namibians – everyone –must be proud and appreciative of, and recognise, good work when it is done and give credit when due. She made the remarks on Friday when she handed out about 398 prizes to the best candidates, schools and regions for the 2017 national examinations. She noted that such REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF LAND REFORM Invitation for Bids (IFB) Open National bidding for goods Procurement of Five (5) 4X4 Vehicles for the Ministry of Land Reform Procurement number: G/ONB/25-2/2018 occasion boosts the morale and aspirations of an individual to continue to excel in his or her schooling in the future. “That’s why it is important for us to host such joyous events to honour our torchbearers of our class of 2017,” she added. 1. Bids are invited through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures for supply and delivery Education minister sounds warning on prize-givings Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa She said the main purpose of the event was to acknowledge and hand over prizes to the learners and schools that excelled in the 2017 Grade 10 and 12 national examinations. However, Hanse-Himarwa said it was also to immensely recognise the efforts of teachers, RUNDU nearly led to an altercation between town mayor Verna Sinimbo and chairperson of the management committee, Annastacia Sinduvi, according to sources. Insiders say two issues led to the disagreement, one being division in the council on a public-private partnership (PPP) deal with Armstrong Construction, and the other a meeting the management committee held with staff members seeking feedback on incomplete projects. Armstrong Construction is seeking N7 million in compensation for a deal which would have seen the company construct 600 houses. The agreement was however cancelled as irregularities were detected and Armstrong Construction now says it is owed N7 million for servicing the 600 erven. Sinimbo reportedly wants the agreement re-negotiated, while the management committee wants the matter to proceed in court because of the irregularities. The current council was inaugurated in December 2015 and its members are Sinimbo, Ralph Ihemba, Toini Hausiku, Anastacia Sinduvi and Isak Lumbala from Swapo, Mathew Wakudumo of the All People’s Party and Reginald Ndara of the Rundu Concerned Citizens’ Association. Hausiku and Lumbala serve as members of the management committee. The council and their lawyers, Kadhila Amoomo Legal Practitioners, questioned the validity of the agreement and the legality of the signatures on it. The agreement was not co-signed by the chairperson of the management committee of the previous council, Johannes adding that the respective award ceremonies for them would be conducted in all 14 regions at a later stage. “It would be a mistake to see events like this one as a celebration only of the top achievers and award recipients, while it should be about each boy and girl here taking stock of the results of his or her labour, attitude and motivation. It must be about af- inspiration,” she said. She reminded those sion to tertiary institutions that they are now crossing the bridge of senior education level to tertiary education level – a new learning environment accompanied by socialisation, enjoyment and more freedoms, which she said requires the highest order of self-discipline and taking ownership of their future and studies seriously. “It is a new chapter that starts – thus your current outstanding academic record from formal education means nothing at tertiary level. You have to prove yourself worth being a student and keep up with the demands at that level,” she encouraged. Town Council Murenga, rendering it void. 25 March 2014 by CEO Romanus Haironga, who is currently on suspension. The second agreement was signed on 2 April 2014 by the CEO and Murenga. Insiders informed this news agency that a physical altercation nearly erupted between Sinimbo and Sinduvi because the mayor is said to have felt that the management committee undermined her authority when they held a meeting with staff members, where they sought feedback on why certain projects were not implemented. Sinimbo allegedly approached the Swapo Party district coordinator of Rundu Urban, Malakia Muranda, to discuss the issues in the council and a mediation meeting was then called, where the altercation allegedly took place. Approached for comment, Sinduvi said she was not at liberty to talk about council matters. She added that they are just doing their best to serve residents. “We just want to serve the people of Rundu like we promised to do when they voted for us,” she said. Sinduvi referred this agency to the the district coordinator but said there is She said it is normal for people to have different views on certain matters and they should then just discuss issues and come up with solutions. With regard to the PPP, she said a meeting was held on Wednesday but she could not comment yet as they planned to have another meeting to see how the matter could be resolved amicably. “We plan to have a council meeting tomorrow (Thursday) where some decisions will be taken,” said Sinimbo. – Nampa

Monday, February 5 2018 | NEW ERA CRIME & COURTS 7 Koes couple murdered at their farm Staff Reporter Keetmanshoop Three suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of a couple at their farm in the Koes broke into the house at farm and other items, before using the the scene after committing the brutal crime. The suspects could however not evade from law enforcers as they were quickly arrested, and been recovered. //Kharas police regional crime coordinator Chrispin Mubebo Era, saying one of the suspects was arrested in Aranos in the Hardap region, while the other two were apprehended at Koes, court appearance today. All suspects are said to be inhabitants of Koes, and are charged with murder, house breaking and theft, theft of motor vehicle and The deceased have been identi- and their next of kin have been informed. Ndeitunga challenges police Rust guilty of culpable homicide in poacher’s death Maria Amakali Windhoek Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga REHOBOTH The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s - should make sure that criminals are chased out of the town regarded as the hotspot of crime in the Hardap region. Ndeitunga made these remarks during his visit to the southern town, where he addressed approximately 40 community members and NamPol they always work out strategies to can work out strategies, you as citizens and residents should stand united and of your town,” Ndeitunga remarked. He further said people harbour criminals in their houses and in doing so also contribute to the high crime rate in the town. ceived complaints from the residents of the town asking me to remove the whole police force of the town as they are working together with criminals and not doing their work as they are to your town to address you and make sure the police know and understand their duties,” Ndeitunga said. He warned the police against engaging in criminal activities and said they will be dealt with accordingly and shown the door if necessary. do not perform their duties, but they should make sure that the police enjoy and get the necessary trust and respect from the public,” Ndeitunga noted, change their arrogant behaviour towards the public and assist them to the best of their abilities. He further urged the Rehoboth police to make sure criminals are arrested and dealt with by the full wrath of the law. am giving you a chance till July or else Ndeitunga will also visit other towns and villages in Hardap region. The visits to the two southern regions started last week in //Kharas region. Kai Rust, a farmer who stood trial for a shooting incident that resulted in the death of a suspected poacher on his father’s farm near Okahandja in 2016, has been found guilty of culpable homicide. The Windhoek Regional Court delivered the verdict to Rust, 45, who was facing three counts of attempted murder as well as a murder charge for the death of Andreas Ukandanga, 41. He was said to have attempted to kill three of Ukandanga’s companions, but was instead found guilty of culpable homicide and not murder with direct intent. Handing down judgement in the matter Magistrate Alexis Diergaardt having convicted Rust of culpable homicide, found him not guilty on all three charges of attempted murder. The court indicated that arms, should have foreseen the eminent consequence of him convinced that the accused was negligent in his actions, which consequently resulted in the death of Ukandanga. The prosecution was charging that Rust intentionally killed shots on his father’s farm northeast of Okahandja on January 27, 2016. Based on the evidence presented by a forensic expert, the court came to the conclusion that Rust did not have a direct Guilty... Kai Rust and his defence attorney Jan Wessels intent to kill Ukandanga on that fateful date. The forensic report further indicated that the bullet that hit Ukandanga was a ricocheting bullet, which was not directly intended for him. Diergaardt explained that according to the court’s own scene of the crime in Okahandja to see a person seated behind a rock where Ukandanga was from the position where Rust see the upper part of the rock from that point, no one can see a person behind the rock,” narrated Diergaardt. Ndara Ndjamba, one of the suspected poachers informed the court through his testimony that on the date in question they were on Rust’s farm hunting illegally. Further stating that while they were busy skinning a kudu they had killed they heard gunshots with one of the bullets hitting Ukandanga and the other hitting their hunting dog. was not aware that there was incident occurred,” said Rust moments after the court handed down judgment in his case. Rust will make a return in court for mitigation and sentencing on February 16. His bail has been extended until his next appearance. Defence attorney Jan Wessels is representing Rust with Fillemon Nyau prosecuting for the state. Development Bank of Namibia Information sessions for the Kavango West, Kavango East and Zambezi Regions Local authorities and prospective entrepreneurs are cordially invited to attend information sessions and infrastructure. Mail or call 061 290 8000 for more information. Nkurenkuru Kavango West Pahukeni Guesthouse From 14h30 Tuesday, 06.02.2018 Rundu Kavango East From 18h00 Monday, 05.02.2018 Katima Mulilo Zambezi Protea Hotel Zambezi River From 17h00 Friday, 09.02.2018 Expect more.

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